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The northwest corner of 10th Street and First Avenue North, the site of a former Taco Bell, will become home to United Savings Credit Union. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Plans set for old Taco Bell site

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FARGO – A long-vacant corner of two downtown corridors is going from tacos to tellers.

The northwest corner of 10th Street and First Avenue North, the site of a former Taco Bell, will become home to United Savings Credit Union.


The credit union’s main office is now at 220 10th St. N., a block to the north. That address will house a new 54-plex apartment building, set to open in spring 2016.

The two new construction projects are part of a land swap. United Savings Credit Union is purchasing the Taco Bell site from Craig Properties, and Craig Properties will purchase the United Savings Credit Union location, said Nick Woodard, president and CEO of United Savings.

“We’re still in the design stages of building,” Woodard said. “We really wanted to make sure we kept our location downtown, close to where existing members knew where we were at.”

He said the new site will fit the credit union better. The new building will be a full-service financial institution, with drive-thru lanes, an ATM and 60 safe- deposit boxes, he said.

United Savings Credit Union has two locations in Fargo and one in Dilworth. It serves more than 4,000 members.

Woodard hopes the groundbreaking will be this summer and the credit union will be in the new site by April.

The current United Savings building would then be torn down and work would start on the new apartment complex, which will be called 220 West, said Mindy Craig of Craig Properties.

It will feature a street-level parking garage with three floors of apartments above, she said. She said it will be the same concept as The Alexandra Marie, a 36-unit complex being built by Craig Properties at NP Avenue and Seventh Street North.

The new 54-unit complex will have one- and two-bedroom apartments. Rental prices will depend on amenities, but may range from $900 to $1,500, she said.

The Taco Bell location has been vacant since 2009. Recently that lot, along with the neighboring Pierce Co. Building, was on a long list of potential sites for the new Fargo City Hall.

Sherri Richards
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